It never fails, someone you know moves away and within a few months they're saying I sure miss this restaurant or that business. Because lets face it, even though some of us complain on the daily that there ain't a dang thing to do in Midland-Odessa, there are still some things you would genuinely miss if you moved away.

I know I would and I definitely want to move from the area eventually. Let me try to make a list and you should help me. It can literally be anything from your favorite place to eat to your favorite place to go for a walk:


  • traffic-while you may have the occasional road construction or a few cars backed up heading into Midland off of 191 or on 42nd in Odessa, you just cannot beat the ability to get around easily as opposed to bigger Texas cities where you can guarantee DAILY traffic jams, accidents and road congestion
  • Photo by Musa Haef on Unsplash
    Photo by Musa Haef on Unsplash
  • FOOD!!!!-mexican food in West Texas is like no other! Prove me wrong.
  • community-for the most part, there are a lot of generous, kind folks in the area. Case in point, a complete stranger bought my breakfast burritos in a local drive-thru just the other day.
  • Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash
    Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash
  • schools-we have some of the best schools in the state right here in West Texas and if you tell people where you're from, they would hands down agree!
  • Photo by Michal Balog on Unsplash
    Photo by Michal Balog on Unsplash

    We all have something. Midland-Odessa is not all that bad a place to live but hypothetically if you were to move away from the area, what would you miss?

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